Random House Japanese-English, English-Japanese Dictionary

Random House Japanese-English, English-Japanese Dictionary

by Seigo Nakao

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Random House Japanese-English, English-Japanese Dictionary by Seigo Nakao

This dictionary is designed for non-native speakers of Japanese, perfect for business people and students. There are over 50,000 entries, including the most common meanings. Japanese terms are shown in romanized Japanese and standard Japanese characters. The romanized entries are listed in alphabetical order, so no knowledge of Japanese is required.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679780014
Publisher: Diversified Publishing
Publication date: 04/28/1997
Edition description: Bilingual Large Print
Pages: 688
Sales rank: 489,784
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Seigo Nakao is the head of Japanese Studies at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan.

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Random House Japanese-English, English-Japanese Dictionary 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this dictionary without any serious purposes for it, but it happened to be the best I had when I decided to go to Japan. I figured that I would buy another one once I got to Japan. However, for normal usage, I don't really need another dictionary. It is extremely easy to use. It lists the words by romaji, but also features the standard kanji or kana used. While many serious students have an aversion to romaji dictionaries, for practical usage, looking up in romaji dictionaries is much quicker. It's extremely easy to use and understand. The most annoying thing is that I frequently find words in the Japanese-English section by chance, that aren't listed in the English-Japanese section as well. Definently great for use by high-school exchange students to Japan. I've used mine so much while I have been in Japan that it is falling apart and I am considering buying a new one. Considering the price, definently a great little investment for beginners-intermediate.
Fox_Douglas More than 1 year ago
This dictionary gives a stardard Japanese-English, English-Japanese reference with some good insights on pronunciation and some grammar points. The only thing it seems to be missing is a kanji reference listed by stroke-count.
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Wolfette More than 1 year ago
Of the seven Japanese dictionaries that I own, this one is my favorite for its comprehensiveness and detail, yet it's still fairly light for what it holds. It features romanji, kanji, and kana, and common phrases. I'm still just a student and this book can even be used to help remember some kanji. My only con is that it's got so much stuff in it, even though it's light it's still pretty brick-shaped and big, so it's not always fun to tote around. Other than that, I love this dictionary and it's become a must on my reference shelf.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a former student of Japanese, and this dictionary is a pretty good investment for beginners. Oh course, there are those powerful, full kanji dictionaries, but this dictionary is good for Americans or anyone learning Japanese. But I caution people not to buy dictionaries online and to see them for yourself at the store. Four stars only because there aren't that many, well, actually there are zero, sample sentences, but the characters are easy to read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This dictionary is quite comprehensive. One of the best dictionaries I've used.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As I started out, it helped me a lot. It is easy to uderstand and has a good refrence. Its a great book for begginers like me.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In the beggining of the book it has an introduction of the japanese language, how to pronounce the words, and the japanese alphabet. After thats discussed the book starts the jpanese/english section the the english/japnese section. All though my paper back book broke in half and I have to get a hardcover one instead its still a great book.I give it
Guest More than 1 year ago
As an anime fan, I love this book! It might be considered a little on the extravagant side for just fan use, but I've found it helpful in learning a little more about the Japanese language.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a really great book for beginners if they want to start easy. It has the Japanese section for the words you know, and the English section for words you want to know. I use it to create my own sentences and to translate mp3 songs.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a very good dictionary for beginners of Japanese, as well as for intermediate users. Japanese entries are arranged in romanization, yet each is accompanied by its kana/kanji equivalent. Has a clear and easy-to-read format.